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the military, against the united states, then i would have to say that was an extreme action that he took. >> that was major khalid shabazz, a muslim chaplain who met suspected gunman major hasan at ft. hood. >> one of many people at ft. hood who knew major hasan. it's not just a military base, rather, it's a closely knit community of thousands of families. >> this morning they are in shock because the danger was right there at home. erin hayes reports. >> reporter: this is a place that has known sorrow and loss in the past. families sent their soldiers to war knowing they might not return. but that sacrifice made sense to them. michael shaklee and his father served together. when we visited with them at ft. hood they explained why they were headed to battle. >> i've got two beautiful granddaughters. i want them safe. to be able to not be worried about a bomb blowing up somewhere. >> motivates me to get over there, you know. do my job, come back safely to my kids and my wife. i'm going away for a year to preserve, you know, what we have now. >> reporter: that is what resonated here each t
, a lot of that when the chinese ship products to the united states, we americans buy their goods. and we, of course, pay dollars. so china right now is sitting on a big sack of u.s. money which they invest in america. >> say that the chinese sack of dollars is $1.4 trillion thick. >> reporter: that's a lot of money. so some chinese are asking, why not take the profits that china has made in america and sell u.s. stocks and bonds and dollars and turn them into chinese money so china can fix some of the problems they've got at home? so if china is going to change $1 trillion into chinese money, that means china is going to sell $1 trillion. and buy a huge amount of chinese money. and moving that much wealth from one nation to the other will lower the value of the u.s. dollar, raise the value of chinese money, with the unfortunate effect that then anything made in china becomes more expensive in america. >> if they take $1.4 trillion out of the united states and pour it into china, the value of the chinese currency is going to more than double. if it more than doubles, everything we buy fro
say what the united states is trying to do for these people and us sending more troops is just saying, hey, we're here to support you and help your people. >> reporter: defense officials say a marine battalion will likely be the first new unit to arrive here under the president's soon to be announced plan. about 1,500 additional marines. the marines' top commander made a special visit here. >> i think we'll probably be the first out the door and the marines are ready to do that. they are trained and ready to do that. >> reporter: captain ryan benson is a company commander responsible for a huge swath of southern afghanistan. he says more marines could mean he'll be able to focus more intensely on a smaller area. >> if we're able to focus on other areas independently and bring in more marines to focus on the areas we can, it will make things a lot easier. we'd be able to touch a lot more afghans. >> reporter: a new strategy and troop commitment means marines will be here for many thanksgivings to come. for lance corporal eric collins, this thanksgiving was his first away from home. he
's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hopes he will do i that day. >> lawmakers in congress plan to investigate signs of missed clues in the case on thursday. >>> in north carolina last night a vigil for a missing child became a vigil mourning her death.
. there are an estimated 12 million children at risk for hunger in the united states and almost one-third of them are preschoolers. in families struggling in this economy to keep enough food on the table. >> what we see in our front door at our food banks is folks who are working class families. >> reporter: daniel lloyd and danielle work all the hours they can get, six or seven days a week, but rising costs drain their paychecks. >> it's hard to try to explain it to your 6-year-old daughter, something about life itself. >> it's going to be okay. >> reporter: to help feed their little girls, daniel at times relies on a food pantry. many of those who work and volunteer in this field say they are seeing more and more working families coming for help to their food pantry. >> we've had families tell us that. we used to give to people. now we're asking for the help. >> reporter: the nation's food banks are having a tough time keeping up. >> ask any of our agencies. every single one of them will tell you they run out of food. >> come on in, everybody. >> reporter: at st. francis xavier, schoolchildren
the secretary denied. >> united states preventive services task force have done what they've been asked to do which is routinely review data and look at preventive services across the board and make recommendations. they don't make policy. >> panel members said the recommendations did not consider cost and were not politically motivated. sebeli urged women to keep doing what they're doing, talk to their doctor and then decide what's best. >>> overseas in pakistan. a suicide car bomb exploded outside the main court building in the regional capital of peshawar this morning. at least 16 people were killed. the courthouse is near the parliament and army commander's residence. peshawar has seen a spike in bombings since the army b offensive against the tal the nearby border region with afghanistan. >>> for the second time this year theargo mae alabama" has been attacked in the indian ocean. in april a ragtag group from somalia boarded the ship and took its captain hostage. this time the crew was prepared. here's jim sciutto. >> reporter: the "maersk alabama" was saling from to kenya 560 miles off
online lectures featuring the constance on the path to jihad have urged attacks on the united states. >> never underestimate the power of fear. especially, especially when the enemy of allah hears allah akbah. >> reporter: his words have power. the men accused of plotting to kill st. georges at ft. dix say awlaki was their inspiration. they were caught on undercover tape talking about him. >> you got to hear this lecture. >> reporter: in canada, so the-called toronto 18 to plotted to attack parliament and behead the prime minister also said they were inspired by awlaki. >> so what ends up happening is they inspire people and they think, let's take it to the next level, let's be our own al qaeda group. >> reporter: yet there was no follow-up investigation when the fbi learned last december that major hasan had sent as many as 20 e-mails to awlaki. awlaki refers to his followers as soldiers of allah, soas. so too does major hasan. on business cards we found in his apartment he makes no mention of his military affiliation but listhimself as soa, soldier of allah. brian ross, abc news, n
of jaycee lee dugard 18 years after she vanished in the united states. >> we've got to believe madeline's still alive. we would be doing madeline a disservice if we didn't believe that. and that applies to other ssing children. and i think the key thing is the jaycee lee dugard story, where people give up. we should never give up on madeline >> reporter: the film also includes two new images depicting how madeline may look today. one with tanned skin and darker hair. even after nearly two and a half years the police still don't know whether madeline mccann was taken by human traffickers or abducted by a lone kidnapper or disappeared in some other way. that's why this campaign is designed to bypass all the theories and the guesswork and target someone who does know. someone who knows her abductor. someone who may decide that it's time tdo the right thing. ben ando, bbc news, central london. >> earlier in that piece you saw him video with a couple of young children. they were 2 at the time, 4 now. they're starting to ask questions. the parents say they're more forthcoming than they are, t
. >> they're constantly looking for ways to attack the united states. this neither increases nor decreases that. >> sharon shullty reporting. local and state leaders will be at the prison today along with federal prison representatives for an inspection. >>> the forecast for this afternoon's space shuttle launch, excellent. "atlantis" is set to blast off just before 2:30 eastern time, heading for the international space station. the crew of six is carrying enough spare parts to keep the fality functioning for at least a decade. they'll spend thanksgiving in orbit and return after an 11-day mission. >> i wonder if they have freeze dried turkey or something they can eat up there. here's a look at your weather. several inches of snow in parts of kansas, nebraska and iowa today. stormy in the northwest with heavy rain and gusty winds seattle to ptland. rain and flooding from kansas city to indianapolis on down to little rock, houston and new orleans. >> mild in the northeast with 60 in boston. 61 here in new york. 42 in omaha. 46 in fargo. 50 in the twin cities. 50s along the pacific northwest
the movie "couples retreat," came out a few weeks ago here in the united states with vince vaughn. here's the movie poster when it was released in the united states. now we want to show you the movie poster as seen in the uk where it has recently been released. do you see a difference between these two movie posters? the two black stars have been photo shopped out of the uk version. it's igniting a bit of a race controversy here. the two missing from the uk poster, it's controversial now. universal pictures releasing a statement on the defense and apologetic saying they regret causing offense and they've abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries. a spokesman said they did it to simplify the posters to actors who are most recognizable in international markets. their excuse was most people don't know who these people are so that's why we're taking them out. >> the two in the background are the stars in the movie as well? all this time i was thinking they were just the people they had in the background. >> there they are. >> that makes sense. >> they're stars in the movi
, the large facility, having thanksgiving dinner. suddenly the president of the united states appeared. >> i bring a message on behalf of america. we thank you for your service. we're proud of you. >> reporter: a stealth mission, a mix of daring and caring. a leader sacrificing his holiday to be with his troops. >> it was also very much in the mold of his dad. it was all about showing support for the troops. >> reporter: george h.w. bush spent thanksgiving 1990 in saudi arabia during the first gulf war. despite these enduring images of recent thanksgivings historian richard norton smith would argue it's just fine when the president stays home. >> by and large the message that most presidents send on thanksgiving day is, we're like you. sometimes usually in the afternoon of a thanksgiving day, at the white house, camp david, they'll sit down for a traditional meal and with the family and close friends. probably watch some football afterwards. probably eat too much. it's one of those rituals that brings us together as a country. >> reporter: a ritual that is very much linked to the presidency.
as hostages until the deposed shah is returned from the united states where he's receiving medical treatment for cancer. some reports say as many as 90 americans may be involved. others say as few as 3 a look at what has happened in tehran as narrated by richard anderson. >> reporter: the american hostages were blindfolded, handcuffed and marched out on the u.s. embassy's front steps by revolutionary students. the iranians had fought u.s. marine gars for $hours for control of thembassy. the marines used tear gas but were eventually overrun at 5:00 a. new york time as revolution gear guards and local police stood by and watched.uards and y and watched. while the iranians burned an american flag in front of the embassy, they said the takeover had the express blessing of the ayatollah khomenei. in return for their american hostages' freedom, they're demanding the united states give up the deposed shah of iran from his hospital bed in new york to stand trial before a people's court. until that is done, the demonstrators refuse to make any promises about the fate of the american hostages. immedia
in contact with a al qaeda top recruiters. anwar aulaqi urges muslims to wage jihad against the united states. >> the key here is jihad or no jihad. >> aulaqi is known as a major recruiter for al qaeda. he apparently has the ability to convince people to kill others and perhaps even kill themselves. >> reporter: before he left for yemen he was the imam of a virginia mosque attended by hasan. two of the 9/11 hijackers also prayed there. >> what his objective is, is to incite people to attack, specifically he talks extensively about attacking the u.s. military. >> reporter: u.s. officials say hasan made contact with aulaqi in yemen even before he got the gun he would allegedly use in the massacre and that army counterintelligence officials knew it. >> it is something that should have raised major red flags throughout the intelligence community and throughout the law enforcement community. >> reporter: aulaqi posted a blog praising the ft. hood attack. nidal hasan is a hero, he wrote. how can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? other army doctors have come forward to say t
that is making the h1n1 shot in the united states. and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. sanafi promised 20 million doses by the end of october but delivered 17 million. health officials blame that on the vaccine coanies. >> what we were doing is relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers. it does appear now that those numbers were overly rosy. >> reporter: at sanafi they insist once they realized production was not going as planned, the government was fully informed. >> 30 consecutive weeks discussing this with them. we've kept them very much informed in terms of what we felt our production schedule could be. >> reporter: sanofi says its production is at full steam and it will soon be ahead of schedule. for most of the 159 million americans at high risk from h1n1, the wait for vaccine continues. the production of this vaccine takes from three to four months. most of that is taken up by testing. samples from each batch undergo 50 tests, including tests for strength and safety. critical tests. but it all takes time. lisa stark, abc news, swiftwater, pennsylvania. >>> t
concern. >> what's your reaction to that? >> my reaction is that i think that the president of the united states went to dover to represent the american people and pay his respects to the families who had made so much of a sacrifice, to those brave service people who made the ultimate sacrifice. it was the appropriate thing to do. and i think most americans appreciate that. >> one of the things he said today was that the president is narcissistic, immature, inexperienced, and in over his head. >> i think it's a surreal day when you're getting lectures on humility from rush limbaugh. and i'm not going to respond to that. the fact is that he is an entertainer. the president has to run the country. he's the commander in chief. he has huge responsibilities. i think he does them thoughtfully. he does them well. and they're difficult problems. we walked into a difficult situation. i think he's handled it very, very well and most people believe that. so, you know, we'll let mr. limbaugh fulminate. but i think the american people are well served and believe they're well served. >> strong words fr
allegation you're making against a sitting united states senator. >> why would a client hire doug hampton if he didn't think that he was going to have access to john ensign's office? it's the only reason why he would hire him. >> reporter: doug hampton says he's coming forward now because he sees no evidence these charges are being investigated. has the department of justice contacted you at all? >> not at all. >> reporter: the senate ethics committee contacted you? >> not at all. >> reporter: the fbi? >> not at all. >> reporter: you've heard from no investigatory body at this point? >> none. >> reporter: what conclusion do you draw from that? >> not really interested getting to the bottom of this. it's interesting. when you're campaigning, boy, you've got to talk about everything. >> reporter: as for senator ensign he tells abc in a statement he has broken no laws or ethics rules and will fully cooperate with any investigation. he says if doug hampton violated ethics laws he did not advise, assist or cooperate with him in doing so. i'm cynthia mcfadden for abc news in new york. >> in add
and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: shortly before 2:00, president obama walked slowly to the stage to offer words of solace to a wounded nation. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. every ening that the sun sets on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfurled, every moment that an american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that is their legacy. >> reporter: the president then turned his aention to the alleged killer, major nidal hasan. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice, in this world and the next. >> reporter: the motive behind this inexplicable crime remains the focus of investigators, who are still questioning hasan's contact with anwar awlaki, a radical cleric in yemen who authorities consider a recruiter for al qaeda. >> obviously the key is, did he act alone? then secondary is, what evide
to america's vital interests. and if it is necessary, the united states of america will have your back. >> reporter: his decision on afghanistan is taking time. president obama told his generals he wants more clarity on how american troops will get out, because the u.s. will not spend another eight years in afghanistan. also fueling the debate is the leak of a warning from u.s. ambassador karl eikenberry who is said to have deep concerns about sending more troops until president hamid karzai shows he will confront corruption in his government and demonstrate he is a strong partner for the u.s. all this means it will be impossible for president obama to make any announcement about afghanistan during his coming week here in asia. jeremy and vinita? >> our thanks to ann compton in tokyo. >>> it could be one of the biggest counterterrorism property seizures in u.s. history. federal agents say four mosques and a new york city skyscraper are owned by the alavi foundation. which is a suspected front for iranian government espionage. the buildings will remain open as the feds try to take contr
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